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    September 27, 2010
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starts right now. well, look at that. what you can see is a whole bunch of moisture in the air. the windshield wipers on the camera and you need them in your car as well. it's that kind of day. monday morning, september 27th. good morning i'm steve chenevey. >> i'm allison seymour. you kind of have a rough start to the day. and it's monday too. >> it's not good, is it? >> no. tony perkins is joining us now. we say goodbye to the 90-degree temperatures. >> their gone. and like holly said, it's rainy and misty, monday, redskins lost, it doesn't make for a great start to the day. >> that's pressure on you to keep us entertained this morning, mr. perkins. >> i'll do the best i can. but here is what i can tell you. i can keep you prepared for what we have in store for today and it's going to be more rainfall. now we do need the rain. that is the good news that we're getting some much-needed rain. take a look at hd radar and we'll start with that and show you the area covered by
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precipitation. and we are seeing rainfall across its area right now. most of it is not heavy rain. it's around washington, the beltway, outside of the beltway and then points west as well. some light to moderate rainfall. on top of that we have mist and fog out there so as you saw in the live shot, visibility is reduced this morning. to the graphics and starting with a broader radar image. you can see the precip coming through. yes, it's coming from the south and we'll continue to see that trend today. periods of rain all day long. some could be heavy. can't rule out a thunderstorm. and also can't rule out a severe thunderstorm later on. right now current conditions at reagan national, 66 degrees. relative humidity 98 -- i'm sorry 90%. there is fog, there is mist out there as well. winds are light out of the north at 7 miles per hour. your forecast for today,
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cloudy, cool. it's actually what our temperature should be. but with the clouds and rain it will feel particularly cool. rain will be heavy at times. like i said, some thunderstorms and 74 for the high. that's a look at weather. i'll have more coming up in a little bit. right now let's go to julie wright for an update on traffic. busy commute on 50, especially with the water inbound on 50. and then three separate accidents as a result of the standing water between 3 and 197 along the right side of the road. bw parkway jammed up toward greenbelt. the ramp is exit at greenbelt. southbound delays out of laurel. both the main line and local congested out of rockville headed for the slip. inner loop checking for a crash at 95 college park. now a crash at the inner loop south of river road. lanes are open toward randolph road. the wreck at 123 is cleared but
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big delays from dumfries north. delays from 7100 to nutley street and to the beltway. that's a check of your fox 5 on- time traffic. our top story this monday morning, a man found shot inside a car in landover, maryland, the same area another man was shot day -- days ago. sarah simmons is live. >> reporter: good morning. just eight days ago there was a man found shot to death here on dodge park road. the 3400 block as well. so police are still investigating that. then last night another man was shot. this was 10 minutes before midnight, last night. 3400 park of dodge park road once again. officers were called here for a report of a shooting. once they arrived they found a male with a gunshot wound. they took him to the hospital where he was then pronounced dead. now at this point, i talked
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with residents who say they are concerned for the neighborhood and one gentleman said he is also very concerned for his family. >> it's too close to home. i have children. so it's too close to home. nothing warrants that time of action. there is always another way out of course. maybe they had squad cars coming through more often maybe, maybe to prevent it. but who knows. it's pretty much nothing you can do. >> reporter: now again this case is very similar to the one on september 18th when 22-year- old donald eugene rieves was found shot to death inside of a car. at this point police have not identified this latest suspect. they are in the process of doing their investigation in both cases and still looking for suspects and a motive behind this. they simply don't know. and it's still unclear whether or not these two incidents are
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actually connected, something police will be looking into as well. we're live in land over, sarah simmons, back to you. meantime ray woman accused of chilling a chevy chase doctor six years ago was found dead at a state mental hospital. susan sacks was found strangled in her bed yesterday morning. she was murdered by another patient. she was accused of the stabbing and killing the doctor. it's not clear how the killer got into her room. around 8:00 p.m. a victim was walking in silver spring in the 8700 block of carol avenue near piney branch road and a driver struck and dragged daniellea ally and sped off. she was hospitalized and is in serious condition. neighbors say the narrow
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stretch of carol avenue can be hazardous. >> i've seen a crossing guard almost get hit, trying to cross the kids to get to school. people don't go by the speed limit. >> it's a busy street. you have to look and see what is coming, make sure that you're out of harm's way before you get into your vehicle. >> police are looking for a small, dark-colored sedan, possibly a honda and damage to the right side of the hood and windshield. a salisbury maryland girl killed last december wants the state's attorney to prosecute the case even after he leaves office. he lom the -- he lost the primary this month and said he knows the case best and should remain the prosecutor. he said he would let york handle case but he has not
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ruled it out. some calling stephen colbert 's presentation last week on capitol hill. we're going to take a closer look at this when we are joined by farm johnson in a few minutes. a manassas fire marshall said a cigarette caused a fire that destroyed three homes and damaged five others. and he said gusty winds and the homes were so close together were other factors. the fire on thursday was one of the biggest residential fires ever in manassas. slot machines are coming to maryland and a few days earlier than expected. the casino is opening in less than one hour. the first slot casino in perryville just got approval from the lottery commission to
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open early. a dry run on saturday went smoothly so it's opening at 8:00 a.m. this morning. coming up next on fox 5 morning news, before the congregation at his megachurch in georgia, allegations of sexual misconduct surface. and they have been trapped underground for more than 50 days now but the equipment that will rescue 33 miners in chile is now in place. let's look outside. not the prettiest start to the day. you can see how much moisture is in the air. we'll check in with tony and julie has your commute updates. it's now 8 minutes past the hour. nwa
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with the mid-term elections
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less than a month away, democrats look for a growing republican tide. doug luzader has more details from capitol hill. >> reporter: remember this kind of enthusiasm? the president sure does. but many voters may not. now the white house is trying to reach out to the same young voters that helped propel president obama to victory years ago. >> the republicans have a plan to win an election to move this country forward to strengthen middle class families to make a difference for people over time. >> that is a message the president will take to college campuses, to bring back republican gains that could allow them to take over one or both houses of congress in november. last week house republicans unveiled their pledge to america, a broad strategy to end the obama agenda. >> once americans understand how big the problem is, we can begin to talk about potential solutions. but i'm committed to having that adult conversation with the american people because it
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is important for the future of our kids and our grandkids. >> reporter: some of the same kids the president is counting on in november. and one measure of how much work democrats have to do. yesterday former president bill clinton traveled to massachusetts to help save congressman barney frank who should be among the most secured democrats in congress. just two years ago he won with 68% of the vote. >> that was doug luzader. flooding in wisconsin causing a levy to fail and it's forcing more people to evacuate. people in wisconsin fled their homes when it failed last night. the wisconsin river is rising and people were warned to evacuate and many did not and 300 are stranded in one town of portage. it has not collapsed but it is
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leaking. we want to take a look at our forecast. because the pictures we're showing outside this morning are not a pretty picture. >> it is not pretty. we have fog, mist, areas of heavy rain and it is not a pretty start to the day nor will it be a pretty day by any means. its best thing i can say is that we need the rain. now we may be getting a lot all at once but we need the rain and we're getting much-needed rainfall. let's look at the temperatures at the area airports. right now it's 67 at reagan national. 63 at dulles, 68 at bwi marshall. here is a look at the temperatures across the country. and we've got that mild air in place here. out to our ool. look at st. louis, 48 degrees. not that we want to look at st. louis any more after they beat us yesterday. >> let's not take it personal. >> yeah, 48 degrees in st.
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louis. 60 in denver. las vegas 77, los angeles 72 at this hour. here is a look at the satellite radar composite. a lot of moisture in the southeast, pushing into the mid- atlantic. you can see the someone in the -- the spin in the atmosphere bringing us lots of rain. some could be heavy at times. can i not rule out thunderstorm activity or even some severe thunderstorm activity developing in parts of our viewing area later today. five-day forecast, high today about 74 degrees. cloudy, rain showers and some rain heavy at times. just want to check one other thing. and then tomorrow 80 degrees. rain during the first part of the day, certainly in the morning, into the early afternoon. wednesday partly cloudy, thursday another chance of rain showers, friday 74 for the high with mostly sunny skies. so friday i would have to say at this point looks like the nicest day of the workweek. >> we sure do get it all at once. we are a city of extremes. >> the last year or two we are. >> did you hear what he said,
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julie, we should be looking forward to friday. >> you're not already? as soon as that alarm went off at 2:45 i was looking forward to friday. if you ever have a day when you feel like a duck, today would be the day. and that means eye -- means a busy commute. slow out of germantown from father hurley boulevard past 118 and past mva and toward 370. chugging along slowly, all the way toward the lane divide. the good news is no accidents reported. southbound 29 in good shape leaving randolph. you will slow south of white oak toward four corners. delays on the bw parkway exit the greenbelt and closed because of a crash. it is slow 198 to powder mill. the trip from the west along 66, east to 234, heavy and slow from centreville. more delays 7100 to 123 and nutley street to the beltway. that's a check of your fox 5 on- time traffic. and making headlines this
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morning, the obama administration trying to keep mideast peace talks alive now that the halt to the settlement construction has expired. the palestinians said they would quit peace talks if they resumed the building in the west bank. so far no signs of construction today. hillary clinton and special enjoy george mitchell are continuing to talk to officials from both side. in venezuela, after yesterday's election for parliament, hugo chavez has won enough votes. with most votes counted so far, he has 90 seats, his opponents had 59. there are still 20 seats to be decided but it looks like the opposition has broken his two- thirds majority in the national assembly. crews are trying to rescue the chilean miners. relatives of the men got a firsthand look of the device being sent down holes to pull the miners out.
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they are now getting details instruction on the plan. the men are not expected to be rescued until late october or early november. deadly shooting near the campus of seton hall university hitting close to home. five people were gunned down in east orange, new jersey, over the weekend. one died. she was from virginia. her friend said a fight broke out and a man was kicked out of the party but he returned and started shooting. the gunman is still on the loose. the head of a georgia megachurch accused of inappropriate sexual conduct did not address the issue during sunday services. bishop eddie long is facing sexual relations with young boys. in church yesterday, while some wanted him to address the charges, he promised to fight. >> i want you to know one other thing, i feel like david against goliath. but i got five rocks, and i
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haven't thrown one yet. >> after service, we wanted him maybe to say he did not do the things that have been leveled against him, and that was not said. >> federal and state authorities are not investigating the bishop because george's age of con -- because georgia's age of consent is 16. coming up next on fox 5 morning news, 7:19, former air force officers making allegations of ufo's that shut down nuclear weapons. find out who is pushing for answers after the break. redskins lose in st. louis yesterday. coming up our monday morning quarterback dave ross is going to detail what went wrong with the rams. and holly is getting ready for fall with a fun out door activity. she'll try to beat the temple hall corn maze. she is a trooper because it is not a pretty morning. we'll check in with holly in
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just a bit. we'll be right back. .an
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welcome back. today at the national press club several former air force officials are set to unveil information about several alleged ufo sights. roby chavez got an account of the top secret documents now being released. >> they were seeing strange lights in the sky. >> reporter: robert worried aliens have their eyes on our nuclear weapons. the minute man launch officer remembers one morning early in march of 1967 while on duty. several in the military witnessed unexplained lights in the sky in montana. >> very brightened guard called me and said they were looking
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at a growing red object pulsating about 30 feet in diameter hoovering above the front gate. >> reporter: moments later at alarms on ten missiles sounded and then they were shut down. >> it's like we're under a terrorist attack. that's what i thought. the facility was under some kind of an attack. but it was very strange. >> reporter: on monday he comes to washington with folders of previously top secret documents to prove it was a ufo. this memo concluded -- >> the fact that no apparent of the loss of ten missiles can be readily identified is cause for grave concern. >> reporter: top secret documents no longer a secret. for the first time he and six former air force officers are talking. they want the air force to come clean. >> we were never debriefed after that. we were ordered not to ever talk about it. the air force has deliberately not told the truth about not
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only my incident but maybe hundreds of others at military facilities. >> reporter: salas said it was a ufo with a message. >> i just think it was a message, but to us, about the danger of nuclear weapons. other incidents were covered up, and it's high time the air force and the government opened up their files on ufo's. >> reporter: in washington, roby chavez, fox 5 news. democrats now responding to the republican's pledge to america. plus strong reaction to stephen colbert's visit to capitol hill last week. we'll break down the political headlines coming up. and as we take a live look outside at this rainy monday morning, we'll get the latest weather from tony and julie will be up with your traffic. it's all coming your way next. it's 7:25. 
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right here in this neighborhood, i grew up learning strong families and hard work means opportunity. and that starts with good schools. it's a tradition here in maryland-- and why in these tough times i've put education first. we've made record investments in our classrooms... doubled the number of charter schools... and we've frozen college tuition for four years in a row. and it's working. experts say we now have the number one schools in the nation. when it comes to expanding opportunity in every neighborhood, i know that we must do even better. 7:28. so it's monday morning and you're ready to go to work. we had a great weekend and then this is what you get. >> and you see this. >> so we're talking about traffic slowing and your mood. but here is the good news. you said it all last week, sir, we need the rain.
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>> we do need the rain. you didn't say it like that. you weren't like we need the rain but -- >> you need to find the silver lining. >> temperatures comfortable. >> 74-degrees for a high. our average high is 75. so that's what we're looking at. but it's messy outside. tucker stepped outside a moment ago and said it's ugly and that's what it is. let's take a look at hd radar. we'll show you where the heaviest rainfall is. we're not seeing particularly heavy rain, but we have mist, we have fog, altogether it makes for a soupy mess outside. you can see to the north of the district, that's where most of the rainfall is right now. there are a couple of little pockets out there in reston, it looks like sterling getting some rain. out toward front royal as well, off to the east most areas are quiet at this moment. but this has been changing throughout the course of the morning and will continue to change through the course of the -- throughout the course of the day today.
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let's take a look at our graphics and we'll show you the big picture radar as we can show you the precipitation continuing to move in from the south. so even though we are getting a break here and there at this hour, or this moment, there is more to come. it's going to be a rainy day. look at this heavy rain now in north carolina. now does that hold together like that and come through our area? i don't think so. but we've been talking about the possibility of rain through the course of the day and maybe even thunderstorms. temperatures are about where we should be. we are at -- it's actually now 67 degrees in washington. and temperatures in the 60s across most of the region. off to the east we do have temperatures in the low 70s. the forecast for washington for today looks like this: cloudy and cool, rain heavy at times, could be a thunderstorm or two this afternoon. high about 74 degrees. then for tonight, we'll see our lows overnight in the upper 60s
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in town. mid and low 60s elsewhere. cloudy skies, rain does continue tonight. five-day forecast, tomorrow rain still into the morning. high tomorrow about 80 degrees and i think that rain dissipates by afternoon. wednesday partly cloudy and 75. thursday a good chance of more rain showers through the day on thursday. friday looks pretty good, mostly sunny and 74 degrees. that's the latest on what is happening with the weather. now let's get the latest on traffic with julie wright. busy commute on the highways. new accident to report in virginia. inner loop of the beltway at braddock, tieing up the left side of the highway. delays from the springfield interchange. on the inner loop, slow right now as you continue to work your way from silver spring toward 95 college park. that's where we had the crash tieing up the right side of the highway. outer loop slows leaving 95 to georgia. 95 and the bw both congested out of laurel. checking for an incident north of 29 north of the beltway.
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in virginia, dale boulevard, gridlock traffic. northbound and the main line headed toward the occuquan. earlier accident cleared and the crash at route 1 and that accident moved to the shoulder. finding three 395, traffic low from the beltway toward the 14th street bridge with a few breaks along the way. that's a check of your fox 5 on- time traffic. our farms are far too independent on immigrant labor to pick our fruits and vegetables. the obvious answer is for us to stop eating fruits and vegetables. >> stephen colbert's showed his difficult humor. but not everybody was a fan of his visit to capitol hill to talk about immigration. joining us to talk about the hot topics, von johnson. let's start with that. we heard various responses from steny hoyer saying this was an embarrassment and others saying this is what is expected.
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what did you think? >> i think it was washington theater at its best. we have gotten wrapped up in the political issue of immigration and this was a chance to call attention to it in a ways that never been done before. i've never seen so many cameras in the room and i thought it was wonderful. >> does it work to take that approach to this issue? >> i'm not sure what works. this is an issue that is such a hot-button for both republicans and democrats. everyone is staying away from it. republicans don't want to be seen as supporting anything that might help an immigrant. so i think in some ways it was a last-ditch effort to call attention to some that it is very important. there are serious undertones here but at a certain point you have to throw everything at it no matter what. >> it definitely packed the room. no doubt about that. how do you grade his performance? >> i thought it was wonderful. it was interesting to see if he was in character and there were other points when he was not in character. toward the end of the hearing
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he was interested in people with no power and thought this particular group of workers is one of the most powerless in our country and that was very moving. i don't think that was the typical care acper that he normally portrays. but he didn't back down. i disagree with steny hoyer in thinking it was embarrassing. it's hard to imagine how a comedian like stephen colbert could be embarrassed. >> and the question is, what you just touched in, how do you feel the members of congress responded. >> they were very much in character too. the chairwoman of the subcommittee is a very even- handed and nice woman dealing with this issue for a while. and steven king who is the republican leader on that subcommittee has been trying to stop anything that would involve so-called amnesty or anything that would help immigrants. he's a border security guy and he played his role so i thought it worked out perfectly. >> the whole thing touches on the bigger issue when we talk
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about the immigration issue and we have the dream act from last week. but what is the latest now? >> there is effort to try to bring it up again. the dream act is one of those smaller immigration issues that effect a smaller group of people. they are more sympathetic and undocumented students who want to go to college. the likelihood that anything will happen is slim. we all know that right now the members of congress are looking to get through the election and afterwards there will not be an appetite for a lot of talk. >> and then the republican pledge to america which we saw last week. obviously immigration is a part of that, though republicans say maybe not a big enough part of that. is there in-fighting among the ranks. >> there is not a lot of in- fighting but the question is how much emphasis do you push
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on it. but i did notice the word "amnesty" does not appear. it does talk about border security and talks about national security so we're talking about terrorism, iran and iraq. and then local government. and that might be a very veiled way of endorsing arizona's tough immigration law but it's not a huge part of the republican pledge. >> it's interesting because when they first came out with the pledge, some of the responses and the support from republicans was look, look, at least we're putting something out there, a plan out there. but now it seems like the negative response comes from more conservative republicans saying well you put something out there, but maybe you didn't put enough. >> and that's going to be a dynamic we see going forward, especially if the republicans gain control of one or both chambers of the house. they'll have to -- there will be people on certain sides saying we need to push hearder on -- push harder on issues and
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immigration is one of the issues. and i thought they had a lot of ideas typical of republicans but how far will they go. >> we'll find out one of these days. >> we'll see. >> exactly. fawn johnson, thank you very much for being with us. we have more for you. we have to talk about the redskins game yesterday. they lost two in a row. this one did not expect them to lose. so we'll play monday morning quarterback and find out what happened in st. louis yesterday. and looking forward to next week's matchup in philadelphia. 7:37 on this monday morning. blue diamond almonds!
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mcnabb up the middle to moss, who loses the ball. and it's picked up and it's james butler. >> those are the one that's get you. redskins yesterday losing to the rams in st. louis. final score was 30-16. it was close until the fourth
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quarter. the ram's first home victory in nearly a season. dave ross joins us to play monday morning quarterback. looking back, you get the feeling that play might have took the wind out of their sails. it came back but they didn't have the fight or energy throughout the full game. >> when you say 15 games for the reason, it's two seasons or eight home games and almost two full years and they get the first win. and we get to kicking around here and me and you and tucker and everybody down in the news room were talking about this, the redskins identity, what is it? the defense doesn't know what they are doing. if they are stopping the run, they can't stop the pass against the texans. and they have to figure out this week what they are going to do to stop this. and right now the defense is a siv. and they couldn't stop the run. and in the first possession steven jackson does this. goes to the side and breaks a
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couple of tackles and springs to the left and he's gone, landry can't catch him and 7-0 setting the tone. and then it went from bad to worse. the redskins did come back, mcnabb was here in the roll to moss, kind of back in the game. but when you are always fighting an up-hill battle against inferior teams you can't have that happen. and again kenneth darby comes in. i love it when he did she blinded me with science. >> not even close. thomas dollbi. >> oh, sorry. the redskins loose. >> so here is the deal. we could talk about yesterday. i prefer not to because it wasn't pretty. but now you're in a position you didn't want to going into the meatier schedule. and if you need to create this
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identity, what is it? because michael vick was coming off the best game he played in years yesterday. >> he looks like he has fresh legs and we're going to get to that. steve, you are right, what is the identity of this football game. i think it's donovan mcnabb. this is the reason you brought him. he has to take the bull by the horns this week and say this is my football team and that means getting chris davis or cooley and devon thomas on the field and i don't think they can pound the ball with portis, williams, i don't think they can do that. they do get back trent williams next week and that will make a difference. after the game donovan mcnabb discussed yesterday's tough, tough loss. >> it's very frustrating. very frustrating. we have a couple of good plays by santana and cooley and some run plays and guys are picking up big yards from ryan and clinton, so i mean, again, it's disturbing for us on the
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offensive side because we're much better than what we showed today. >> red zone offense, a lot of field goals, not a lot of scores. you can see how frustrated he is, because he knows, as a veteran, if you look at the schedule, it doesn't get easier. and next week, michael vick. you have been watching how good he's playing. he's again with the fresh legs that we talked about. let's take a look at yesterday in jacksonville. and this is what the skins defense, which they haven't been able to stop anybody. >> last in the nfl right now. >> how do you stop this? this is a guy who has a big- time arm, and when you put it with the weapons that he has, that's jeremy maclin, and that's jackson going in for the score, they have a lot of speed but he can do it with his legs as well. so to be honest with you, you're really going to be scratching your head when watching film this week, how do you stop number 7. i think the redskins fans were praying that kevin kolb would be the starter, no they're going with vick and andy reid has made the
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right decision. >> so the pressure on the redskins secondary because he's a great runner but you have to key on the pass. but at the same time, you have to think donovan mcnabb is going to be so stoked to go back and play in front of the philly fans. >> if there is one game that he circled, this is the one he circled. going back to philly. would like to get a win in philly next week. >> we would like the same thing. and our coverage continues on air and online. we have all of the details online at myfoxdc.com, just click on the sports tab. and while there, make sure to pick out our high school football game of the week. the voting is online. here is your choices for this week. any of those matchups, choose the one you like the best and give it a vote and go to myfoxdc.com, again on the sports tab. and now you can text the game
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number to 55171. just the game number, one, two, three, four or five to 55171. >> text allison to 66818. no, everybody is getting the numbers to text. >> is that the in thing. >> you just heard our game of the week is now you can text. everything is the new technology. >> i got you. all right. let's take a look at regional temperatures. i didn't know everybody was doing it. >> not really. >> but i just stepped outside, oh, man, not pleasant. we're getting rain. it's cool, but it's comfortable as far as temperatures go. misty, foggy, yeah. 67 degrees in washington, d.c. in new york 65. roanoke 62. pittsburgh, pa at 59 degrees. you see the clouds over us and the precipitation coming through. a break in the precip during the next hour or so but then
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more making its way in here. there is a lot to work with down to the south. we've seen a lot of lightning along the coast as well. so some thunderstorms, cannot rule out a severe or strong thunderstorm coming through here later on today. five-day forecast, high today 74 degrees. our average high of 75. a lot of rain, could be heavy at times. maybe some thunderstorms. rain continues into tomorrow morning. look for a high of 80 with a gradual ingf rainfall amount. wednesday, partly cloudy and 75. thursday more rain is likely; 78. and sunday 74. >> we'll be ready for the drier temperatures on the weekend. let's head over to julie wright. my dentures are slipping. let's see how things are working on the roadway. [ laughter ] >> that's why you're supposed to eat peanut butter in the morning. >> i guess so. wet pavement everywhere and that is causing major tie-ups on the beltway.
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crawling along beltway at new hampshire heading west to georgia avenue. lanes are open, both of the parkways 95 a mess out of laurel. slow downs through silver spring and all of that was due to an earlier crash at 95 which has cleared. southbound 29 on the brakes leaving white oak toward university boulevard. in virginia, gridlock on 95 northbound out of dale city and this delay carries you through woodbridge. slow traffic newington to king street and again over the 14th street bridge. crash on the inner loop at braddock road tieing up the left lane with the backup from the springfield interchange. that's a check of your fox 5 on- time traffic. the weather will be getting cooler soon. it's kind of getting cooler right now. there is still plenty of fun things to do outside. >> very fall-like. holly is at temple hill farm in regional park in leesberg. is it still raining out there? >> reporter: oh, yeah. it's soggy fall. that's what we're highlighting. but it's not dampening our fun.
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because the festival here is underway and ready for you to aim, fire. whoa, look at those pumpkins go. we'll tell you how you and your family can come out and have some fall fun next. stay with us. building wind farms and
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7:51. temple hall regional park has opened up the corn maze and the fall festival getting ready for the season. >> holly is there this morning to learn about the fun festivities and get lost in the huge corn maze. no, you won't. i'm sure you'll be fine, holly. >> reporter: i always bring along help to get through the corn maze and right now we're warming up. because here is the deal. at temple hall regional park they have not just the corn maze, this is a fall jubilee. there is so much for you and your family to do. you might get lost in the activities before you even make it to the corn maze. paul gilbert is the executive director of the northern regional park authority. he joins me on this soggy monday morning. thank you for joining me. >> thank you. >> reporter: man, this event has grown. >> oh, it really has. we expect 22,000 people throughout the fall period
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here, throughout the october time, and it is so much fun that we are drawing people out. it's the perfect family vacation to just get out for the day and enjoy the temple hall farm and enjoy the activities. because we've been adding new activities every year. so if you went out to the corn maze out here a few years ago, you need to come back because it's a new, better, different experience. >> it is. i remember when we came out here and it was just the corp maze. and when you say come spend the day here, he's not kidding. one of the things we checked out this morning were the big jumping pillows. >> they are cool. they are like a giant trampoline. and you can run out there. there are ones for little people and big people and you can just bounce to your heart's delight. and i have to tell you my 6- year-old was telling me last night, best invention ever was
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a giant jumping balloon. >> forget, playstation, ipods, it's the massive jumping balloon. >> come on out and enjoy it. we have corn cannons and paint ball cannons and in addition to a 23-acre corn maze which is fabulous and featuring 100 years of scouting history. >> reporter: now what is the exact area where we are right now. >> this is fort corn-umpton. >> reporter: and we came over here because this is going to be one of the highlights. and i'm making may way over to the park superintendent and his pumpkin shooters. are you ready? and let's check in with you and of all of the parks in the system, i think this is the best place to celebrate fall. >> this is cool. 200-yard old barns, plenty of animals and this great corn maze. >> reporter: it's a great time. all of the activities are great
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and we've been showcasing those, but it's a good time to see the park and how wonderful it is. >> parks in the fall couldn't get any better than that. >> reporter: how does this work here? >> we don't do it halfway here. so we have these out of control giant cannons and we don't put little baby targets out there, we have pickup trucks, we have vans, we have barrels, ugly scarecrows. >> reporter: let me check in with this shooter. >> corrine. >> reporter: you have been practicing? >> yes. >> reporter: is it hard? >> no. >> reporter: what are you going to kit? >> the barrel. >> reporter: let's see it. maybe just a little more power. and let's check in with this girl. what's your name? >> ali. >> reporter: okay. hit the barrels. shot a little high. can we reload them? tell me your name? >> charlie. >> reporter: what did you think
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of the jumping pillows? >> good. >> reporter: a little slippery in the rain? just brings it up a notch and makes it fun. not much time. can we try it again. let's see if we can hit the barrels. one, two, three. oh, just over slightly. let's see if we can load them one more time and as we load them, let me tell you the festival is going on through november 7th, weekends, friday, saturday and sunday. and on monday, columbus day, that is a bonus day. and we can try one more time. ready? three, two, one. we got it. high five me sister. are you ready for the corn maze? anybody can do it when it's dry. it's much more fun when it's raining. yeah, i haven't convinced them. back to you guys. >> got to work on that a little bit. >> reporter: i'm trying to convince myself. >> well once they get out
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there, they'll have a good time. 7:56, coming up after 8:00, a emergency landing caught on camera by a terrified passenger. and when a couple gets married, they are merging two bank accounts. so we need to check out the five questions you need to ask your partner before saying i do. one might be do you have any money at all? we'll be back at 8:00.  [ electronic humming ] [ announcer ] complete opposites... in complete harmony. introducing the sport hybrid. [ engine revving ] ♪ [ dance rock ] ♪ hey ♪ [ woman vocalizing ]
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four years ago, bob ehrlich got fired as governor of maryland. n for good reason. first, he protected tax loopholes for giant cable cable companies. then, he let utilities jack up our rates 72%. and for the last four years, he worked as a hired gun for big corporations, even a bank that took billions from a taxpayer funded bailout. ehrlich sides with corporate executives again and again and again tell bob ehrlich big banks and billionares don't need help. middle class marylanders do.
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a man found shot to death in landover and this is the send time it's happened on the same street in the last eight days. a pastor addressed sex abuse allegations as he faced four lawsuits. i'm marianne rafferty. we'll have reaction from church members coming up. stay down. >> that's a flight attend want saying heads down. it's all caught on camera. you can hear from passengers on the plane. thanks for being with us. i'm steve chenevey. >> and i'm allison seymour.
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and listening to that is scary. >> goosebumps. >> that's amazing. we'll have that story for you. it is scary. good morning, tony. >> good morning to both of you and good morning, everybody. it's raining. not raining everywhere right now across the area but it's wet and moist out there. we have humidity, fog, a mist all across the region. let's look at hd radar and we'll show you where the rain showers are and they are -- well they've been more numerous. they were numerous earlier. from leesberg, back to winchester and popping up in southwest washington and down 395, across the east and to places like delaware and places like that. that's about it. but we still have the mist and fog so there is a lot of moisture in the air and we're not done with the rain. here is a look at the big picture. as far as rainfall goes, we'll show you the current
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conditions. 67 degrees at reagan national airport. relative humid is -- humid is at 93%. here is the forecast for today. winds at 7 miles per hour. 74 degrees for a -- degrees for a high. rainy heavy at times and could be a thunderstorm as well. that's it for the weather. we'll have more in a little bit. let's check in with julie wright and look at the traffic. >> it's busy out there coming in from the we have. still have problems out of the roads from centreville. this is a live shot of eastbound 66 right here at 28 and centreville where we have the right lane tied up. fire and rescue on the scene responding to the crash. this is in the backup that continues eastbound into 123. more slow traffic from nutley street to the beltway. beltway inner loop congested from springfield to an accident on the shoulder. more slow traffic from annandale to merrifield. northbound 395 past springfield and to up king street on 395 and then the pace improves but only to slow again across the
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14th street bridge. crash at hunter fill road. outer loop is congested from 95 to georgia. you'll also find delays on the outer loop out of of the bw parkway. bw parkway, the ramp to exit at 198 greenbelt road is closed. they are documenting an accident that occurred overnight. so it's just the ramp closed but it's contributing to the outer loop delay. traffic slows on both sides of the beltway near andrews afb that has cleared. that's a check of your fox 5 on- time traffic. the hunt is on for a killer in maryland. police found a man shot inside a car just before midnight. this happened in the 3400 block of dodge park road in landover. same area where another man was found shot in a car just days ago. sarah simmons is live on the scene with more on today's top story. good morning. >> reporter: good morning, allison. it is bizarre. the same area and the same road, the am another shooting occurred eight days ago. another man was found shot inside of a vehicle.
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now police say last night's shooting happened before midnight. police are telling us a man was found suffering from a gunshot wound inside of a vehicle and he was then taken to the hospital where he was found dead. i spoke to a resident saying he saw it all take place last night right before his eyes. here is how he described the situation. >> i heard the crash and then there was a guy that got out of the van, walked up to the cadillac, they had some words and a shot went off. then the guy got out of the cadillac, he ran, the guy shot him again on the steps. the guy ran up to the steps and died. so we just called the police. >> reporter: now there was another shooting, a man found dead inside of a vehicle on september 18th, again eight days ago. that young man was 22-year-old donald eugene rieves. they have not identified the victim in this case from last night but at this point it's unclear whether or not these two cases are related in any
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way. back to you. >> sarah simmons live in land over, thank you. a woman accused of killing a chevy chase doctor six years ago was found dead at a state mental hospital. susan sacks was found strangled in her bed at the cliffton perkins state hospital in jessop yesterday morning. police say she was murdered by another patient. she was accused of dr. joyce hadele who was her landlord. the man that killed sacks yesterday is convicted in a 1990 murder in baltimore. it's not clear how he got into her room. montgomery county police searching for the driver involved with a hit-and-run on saturday night. they say a vehicle struck and dragged 24-year-old daniela ali while she was walking on carol avenue in silver spring. she is hospitalized in serious condition. the driver sped off, leaving behind a piece of evidence at the scene. >> they did leave the right- hand side exterior passenger mirror on the scene after it
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struck her. and there is the possibility that the driver, it is a possibility, could have been intoxicated and may not realize they hit anything at all. >> police are looking for a sedan, maybe a honda, with damage to the right side hood and windshield. an emergency landing caught on camera. federal transportation officials are looking into what caused the landing gear on a delta connection flight to malfunction. forcing this plane to make a risky landing at jfk airport on saturday night. now a passenger used their cell phone to capture these images of sparking flying as the plane careened down the runway with a wing dragging on the tarmac. the flight operated by atlantic southeast airlines was traveling from atlanta to white plains when the pilot discovered the mechanical problem. >> they just kept saying keep your head down. we're going to make an emergency landing. they must have balanced it on one year and he'sd it over to the wing, so he did a great
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job, i was nervous there for a minute, though, i will tell you. >> what you couldn't hear is passengers applauding after the landing. they praised the pilot and their crew for their actions. luckily no one was hurt in this. the pastor of an atlanta megachurch facing allegations of sexual misconduct. he did not address the allegations during sunday services but he did talk about them. some parishioners wanted them to explain more. marianne rafferty has more. >> i am not the man being portrayed on the television. that's not me. [ applause ] >> that is not me. >> reporter: he's facing four civil lawsuits alleging inappropriate sexual relations with young boys. bishop eddie long calling in 25,000 faithful supporters to stand behind him and he's vowing to fight.
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>> and i want you to know one other thing. i feel like david against goliath. but i have five rocks and i haven't thrown one yet. [ cheering and applause ] >> reporter: the bishop didn't proclaim his allegations that he lured those into sexual activity. >> after service we wanted him to say pain he did not do the things that have been leveled against him. and that was not said. >> the bishop has proven himself over the years to be a man of integrity and character. so i have to stand behind the character that i know. >> reporter: the four young men say he groomed them for sexual relationships and were 17 or 18 when it began. investigators are declined to prosecute because the age of
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majority is 16. maryland's first casino opening today. checking out the details ahead. and one a couple gets married, their merging two lives and two bank accounts. we'll check out the five questions experts say you need to ask your partner before saying i do. we'll be right back. 
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it is just about 8:12 now on this monday morning. let's look at stories making headlines. manassas firefighters say a cigarette thrown into a planter caused last thursday's massive fire that destroyed three homes and damaged five others. they also point to other factors like high winds and the fact that the houses on the street are so close together. and maryland's first casino just opened at 8:00 this morning. three days ahead of schedule. it was scheduled to open on thursday but a demonstration on saturday went so well that state lottery officials said go ahead and open today. well another tough loss for the redskins.
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they not back from a 14-point deficit. the rams scored 16 unanswered points in the second half with a win 30-16. this is the ram's first home win in 16 games. great. the skins drop to 1-2 for the season. >> we'll have more on this coming up, but this is enough for now. and let's check in with tony perkins for a look at our forecast and something to bright up this kind of -- >> gloomy monday. >> it feels like a monday. >> we'll try. let's take a look at the my first 5 photo of the day. this will certainly cheer us up. we have some young skin fans out there. come on team, even the youth of today are rooting for you. they need it. this is 3-year-old jada and her 2 week-old sister madison showing off their redskins gear. >> look how proud they are. >> this is very sweet. you like to see that.
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beautiful girls. to send us your child's picture go to myfoxdc.com and click on mornings. here is a look at the satellite for the mid-atlantic region. a lot of clouds out there. plenty in the way of precipitation. we'll finally get some significant rainfall in our area during the course of the day today. some of the rain will be heavy. look at how heavy the rain is right now in eastern portions of north carolina and that continues to makes it way north. i don't know that all of that will hold together and impact our area but we will see some regions of heavy rain during the course of the day today. right now 68 degrees at reagan national airport. relative humidity is 93%. winds out of the northeast at 5 miles per hour. here is your forecast for the next five days. today about 74 for a high. a lot of clouds, plenty of rain. rain heavy at times. we have fog and mist out there this morning as well. could see some strong thunderstorms later. tomorrow 80. rain early in the day. into the afternoon hours, early afternoon and then we start to
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see things dissipate. wednesday partly cloudy and 75. thursday another chance of rain. and then friday mostly sunny and 74. that's the latest on the forecast. tucker barnes is up in a couple of moments. right now let's get an update on traffic with julie wright. >> at this point we think we might get a score and get a win. but at this point all i can say is let's go caps. >> i'm with you. >> preseason game tomorrow night. rock the red. on the roads right now. unfortunately it is wet pavement causing a lot of trouble out there for us. we're still struggling to get in on time. this is a live shot of 66 coming in there 28 in centreville. that's where we had the right lane blocked. i'll move out of the way so you can see it. the accident pulled over to the shoulder so the lanes are open, but a big backup eastbound toward 123 and then nutley street to the beltway. crash on the inner loop cleared. delays on and off from springfield toward tysons. northbound 95 gridlocked back
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to newington headed up on 395. that doesn't shake loose until you come across the 14th street bridge. inner loop of the beltway delays out of the bethesda eastbound through silver spring. outer loop still slow at 95 college park around to georgia avenue. that's a check of your fox 5 on- time traffic. you know arguments about money have doomed many a marriage so it makes sense to lay the bills out on the table and have a frank talk with your fiance before marriage. and with us is larry rosenthal, the president of financial services in manassas. this is a big topic when it comes to marriage? >> absolutely. when two people put their houses together, one of the big issues is money. >> and we don't realize because each person has saved hopefully, has their own plan out there and then sometimes merging those becomes the challenge. >> you need to have a conversation on how people feel about money. you really need to make sure who is coming to the table with debt. that's one of the big first
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conversations. >> let's talk about. and you have five things to talk about. is there debt? how do we handle this discussion. >> why is the debt there? because one partner is overspending constantly or was there a one-time big expense? you have to find out if people are spendthrifts or can't manage their money because that could impact pressure on a marriage. >> and you have the debt on one side and on the other side are their investments? >> right. people want to invest for different things. you have to discuss the risk question. some people say i want my money to be in the bank and not go up and down in the marketplace. and another couple will say i want my money to grow as much as i can. and then you have to look at time horizons. one spouse will say maybe i want to save for a new car and the other one will say it's more important to save up for college or retirement planning so big discussion. >> and there is no one answer. you're just saying put it out
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there and have this discussion and then figure out what will work best for the two of you. >> absolutely. we highly recommend that people get together and discuss spending and saving habits, talk about risks and time horizons. and one big thing is when they bring two households together is to do a beneficiary check. you might have your group insurance or parents or somebody else as a beneficiary. you have to go through and make sure your beneficiaries are all properly aligned with the new marriage. >> and you mentioned insurance? >> you have to make sure you have the right amount of life and disability insurance. which is the most underpaid. a lot of time people are living off of one income and they raise their standard of living to the two incomes and then if somebody gets hurt, what will happen? >> you talked about the budget and financial plan and hopefully each person has their
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own budget, but like you said they could be off slightly or in great ways so make sure that that works for both people. >> one great way to look at the budget is look at where you've spent your money over the last three or four months and put two columns in. is a a necessity spending or a lifestyle choice and have people put checks in each column and someone might say it's definitely a necessity that i have this entertainment package, and another might say we need to carve some life savings or a car in a few years. >> and maybe this is a couple that want to be together for a long time and enjoy the golden years so you need to talk about retirement even if you are young? >> people need to save money each month. they need to put it away in retirement plans that work or ira's, as long as they are saving each month and living within means, they can build for themselves a dependable stream of income to help
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maintain the standard of living and that's where people fall short. they need to start saving when they first get married. >> most couples want to have that when they get old, and it's making sure that it is there is the challenge. >> and that's why we need to build a financial plan. >> great advice and that's for people of all ages. larry rosenthal, thank you very much. >> thanks for having me. tens of thousands of new vehicles are being recalled. details when we come back. but first let's check in with holly who is making her way through a corn maze this morning. good morning. >> reporter: here is my passport. it's a little soggy because it's raining but we're about to get into the first question. i think i want to order up some sunshine and i have a feeling sunshine is coming right around the corner and there they are. who would have thought the redskin cheerleaders would show up in a corn maze.
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did it rain for you guys? >> not so much. rhinestone heels the best thing to wear through the corn maze? >> they are not so clear right now. >> reporter: but they are smiling. so here is the deal. we have to answer questions, whether we answer them right or wrong determines which way you go. and so the theme this year is the boy scouts. >> great. >> reporter: you know a lot about the boy scouts. because i think it's because they're celebrating their 100th anniversary. and the first question is what year was the boy scouts founded? 1865, 190 or 1910? >> 1930. >> no, 1910. >> and why is it 1910? >> it's the 100th year. >> these girls are so smart. >> reporter: you look good any way. rub -- run that way. we try to run the corn maze. yes, we are live where we are running the corn maze. you can't make this up. we'll have more fun live later.
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 right here in this neighborhood, i grew up learning strong families and hard work means opportunity. and that starts with good schools.
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the airline industry. southwest airlines said it plans to buy airtrans. they said this operate from 100 different airports. they will pay $100 billion. the airline is expected to combine operations by 2012. a big recall announced this morning. hyundai is recalling almost 140,000 sonata sedans. the recall is for 2011 models manufactured between december of 2009 and now. they could have a problem with the steering column. now dealers will inspect and update it for free. the recall is due to start in october. welcome news on the wilson bridge project this morning. some construction work wrapped up early over the weekend. the two new ramps at the telegraph road interchange on the beltway are open. they will significantly improve traffic flow and safety in the area. earlier this morning we spoke with a manager of the project about some changes that drivers
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will see. >> two new ramps from the beltway to northbound telegraph two months earlier. i've seen travelers take 30 minutes on telegraph road and this should cut that in half easily. and it will get better in two years when we are substantially complete. but the big benefit is the less way to travel to get where you are going. >> it's on track to finish in 2012. and if you live near quantico, don't be alarmed if you hear loud noises. it is part of military training, exercises taking place from morning until late afternoon. for more information on the training schedule, go to myfoxdc.com and click on web links. time now on this monday morning is 8:26. the vice president home getting a security makeover. we'll have details on that when we check out the other stories making headlines. and we want to thank everyone who participated in
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the mix for kids radioathon on friday. we helped to raise more than $126,000 for children's hospital. that is more than double last year. thank you so much. stay with us. fox 5 morning news will be right back. n
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we start with the vice president's official home in northwest. it's getting a security upgrade. the navy will put a 10-foot high security fence around the perimeter instead of the cable there. additional check points will also be added. so we'll see what it looks like soon. strong words for d.c. public schools from the president in an interview on the today show. he said his daughters could not get the same quality education in d.c. public schools than they -- that they do in their private school. he said d.c. schools are
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struggling. sasha and malia attend the sidwell friends private school. and today bob woodward's book hits the shelves called obama's wars. in writing the book, the washington post reporter had access to top policy makers, including the president. while the economy still number one on the minds of voters and there is a new poll out about who is to blame for the foreclosure mess. scott mass muse enjoins us with a closer look. good morning. >> good morning. great to be with you, allison. >> one of the saddest thing about the down economy is about how many folks lost their homes and you did a polling of the attitudes connected with that and surprisingly, you found that most people didn't blame the banks for the foreclosure mess? >> that's right. only 20% say unfair lending practices are to blame for the foreclosures. and this is not because they don't know what is going on. most americans, 57%, know someone who lost their home because they couldn't make the payments. but overall americans still believe that the bigger problem
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is that some people who can't afford homes are able to get a mortgage rather than some other concerns about lending practices. >> 59% saying people got greedy or reached for the slice too big for them to afford. and also something interesting too. when it comes to the november elections that we're talking about in the news, if a candidate is compared to a president, say like president reagan or clinton, then that's a good thing. if other presidents are the ones that they remind you of, not so g. this is so interesting. >> yeah. 47%, nearly half the nation, say if a candidate is compared to ronald reagan that's a good thing. only one in five say that's a negative. if it's bill clinton, 40% say positive, 30% say it's a negative to be a candidate like bill clinton. but when you get to carter and bush, the numbers reverse. the numbers who say it's positive for both men is in the
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teens. 47% say being compared to jimmy carter is a negative. 52% saying compared to george w. bush is a negative. so be careful what you call those candidates on the campaign trail. >> that's got to hurt. and one week to go in the regular season for baseball and people have their minds made up, saying the yankees are going to take it? >> that's right. people expect the yankees will win the american league. phillies will win the national league and setting up a rematch of last year's fall classic. >> we will -- i don't know. steve, my partner, doesn't agree with the american people. but we'll see. scott rasmussen, thank you so much. >> it's not that i disagree. if we have more local teams to support. >> steve thinks the pirates are still in it. >> no. they were out of it in april. >> okay. just like giving him a hard time. i didn't know that. >> yeah. they have lost close to 100
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games? >> it's because the orioles are in a slightly better position. >> yes. the orioles are returning. >> and the nationals came on on friday. >> rooting for the home team. >> looking up. no baseball today. pouring rain all day. and i think indoor plans are -- haven't done this in the last month. although too much rain in the forecast over the next day and a half or so. hd radar not too bad. a light mist across the area. showers out to the west and to the north, up toward frederick. winchester to maryland, some good rain out there. closer to home it's scattered showers, a little drizzle out there and a lot of clouds and more rain in the forecast. let's switch gears and show you the bigger picture. and look at the radar in the north and west. and we open it up and you can see we have a wide area of rain and embedded thunderstorms. all of that dark yellow and red you see is embedded thunderstorm activity. all of that is being pushed up
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the eastern seaboard. so a lot of rain in the forecast today. the possibility of strong thunderstorms not out of the question. we could see some heavy rain. so no flood watches in the washington area, but not too far away off to the south and west toward charlottesville as we'll have rain today, tonight and into tomorrow morning. then we start to quiet things down by tomorrow afternoon. 68 degrees, not a bad start. 64 in gaithersburg. quantico 66. and annapolis 71 and leonardtown 72 degrees. our forecast, a lot of rain today. 74 the afternoon high. cool and cloudy. excuse me, kind of cool, very cloudy. a lot of rain, heavy at times. mentioned a thunderstorm. and winds out of the southeast at 10-15 miles per hour. there are your early showers and maybe a thunderstorm tomorrow morning as the frontal system comes through the cold front and then clearing out on wednesday. but kind of unsettled this week and more rain on thursday and then sunshine on friday. so we need the rain. not this much but we have a lot in the forecast for the next 24
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hours or so. that's a look at the forecast. steve, back to you. >> tucker, thank you very much. it is now 8:35 on this monday morning. kenny perry pokes fun at sesame street scandal. and holly is making her way with help through the redskins cheerleaders through the corn maze this morning. >> reporter: good news. we answered the first question correctly. the boy scouts were founded in 1910. and ladies, still looking beautiful, don't worry, i don't think the heavy stuff will come down for a while. we're on to our second question. how excited are you? >> i can't wait. >> reporter: okay. an incorrectly tied square knot is often referred to as a granny knot, a notch knot or a
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timber line. brittany we'll start with you. >> pass. >> c? >> b? >> a. >> reporter: and you're the deciding factor? >> i'll say b. >> reporter: a clove knot. and that means we draw to the right. go to the right. if it's wrong, you go in the wrong direction and the rhinestone boots stay in the mud even longer. so much fun out here. we are running the corn maze and you can to on the weekends now through october 7th. stay with us. you're watching fox 5 morning news. 
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it is 8:40 and ihop is holding a job fair, looking to hire 100 people for a restaurant set to open in columbia heights in november. the job fair from 10:00 to noon on gerard street. they said special conditions will be for had for those who speak multiple languages. go to myfoxdc.com and check out our web links. and the job of the day is with the fairfax county government. they are looking for a director in the department of planning
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and zoning. pay started at $100,000 a year. for more information go to the myfoxdc.com and click on the job shop tab. katy perry made an appearance on sesame street. she played a 16-year-old who volunteers to read books on her "saturday night live" skit. >> maureen, what happened to your shirt. >> it looks like today's show is brought to you by the number 38 and the letter double-d. [ applause ] >> well i guess i developed over the summer. >> you guess? look at elmo. his head is all stretched out. >> that's funny, right? producers decided to remove her clip before it aired due to her outfit. >> you like when you can poke fun at yourself.
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coming up next, a presidential guest from madame tussauds stops by. who will it be this time? and we'll check in with holly to see how she's doing in the corn maze. >> reporter: we're in a a bit of a corn-undrum. and i think it was a granny knot. we should have gone left, that way. so go, go, go, go, go. and they're still dainty as they do it in the rain. yes, we are running the corn maze. coming up, we'll tell you how you can too. and how do we get the girls to come out here and do this? we'll talk to them live next.
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might just be the best foliage you will see all year. and you can thank mother nature. this year's hot and dry summer means there is a great chance that the leaves will show muted colors for a short time or simply turn brown and fall off the trees. they say colorful leaves are in
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change you through the mid- atlantic, southern new england and through the south. not what you want to hear. >> that's one of the prettiest things. >> i agree. well we hope they are wrong. and one of the things we love to do in the fall is see holly make her way through a local corn maze and she's usually successful. >> this morning she and the redskins cheerleaders are at temple farm park. we feel for you because it looks soggy out there. >> and for the girl's trucking through the mud in those boots. >> reporter: hey, i'm trekking through in my boots too, steve. i happen to have these boots on and they happen to have those boots on. it's okay. you're looking g. how are you feeling? >> good. good. >> reporter: she's trying to convince herself. now how in the world did we get you to come out here? oh, i know. you have an event coming up. >> we sure do. we have our spirit explosion which is for middle school and
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high school and college girls, you can come individually, and we have our practice on october 9th and then we actually -- all of the girls and ourselves perform at halftime at our october 10th game against the packers. we want all of the girls to come out, last day to sign up is september 30th so come on out. >> reporter: and if you want to be a redskins clear leader, you need to be drop-dead gorgeous and have thick skin and be a trooper. and i want you to introduce yourself. >> i'm lindsey a. >> i'm lindsey m. >> i'm brett knee. >> and i'm ashley. >> and i'm barbara. and we'll continue through the 24-acre corn maze out here at temple hall park where the theme is the boy scouts because they are celebrating their 100th anniversary. you are all warmed up now. you know, you are ready to get to it.
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the question is, what is the boy scout motto? is it be happy, be prepared, or be smart? some might say maybe the team wasn't this yesterday? that's my hint. all right. be happy, be prepared, be smart. >> be prepared? >> be prepared? >> i also say be prepared. >> be prepared. >> reporter: definitely be prepared. brittany, you nailed that one right there. be prepared. which means we go to the right. that way. do the little field walk as you go to the right, like you're on the field. come on, you know. oh, there we go, get the hips moving. work it, work it. i'm working it, i'm working it. we're going to continue to have more fun. more questions and more ways for you to come on out and celebrate the fall season live later. allison, back to you. >> holly, good luck out there.
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madame tussauds' d.c. is creating a $2 million u.s. presidential gallery that will house all of the 44 presidents. the gallery is set to open in early february. but you have been getting sneak peeks if you've been watching fox 5 morning news. joining us now with the latest president to come in studio is lisa mcclure from madame tussauds' d.c. and this is president grover cleveland. except he wasn't brother grover cleveland. his first name was steven. he was born march 18th and one of nine children. he was the son of a presbyterian minister. >> and he changed his name because he thought steven cleveland would be strange. is that what we think? the name would rhyme too much? >> i'm not exactly sure. but the most important thing about mr. cleveland is that he was -- had two terms, which is not unusual, but
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nonconsecutive. so he actually was the 22nd and the 24th president of the united states. >> wow. he had other firsts. like he was the first president to get married in the white house. and what is special about his bride, which is interesting, because we say this is a very mature man who is president cleveland, but his wife was -- >> she was 21 years old. youngest first lady. he was 49 at the time. and during the second administration, he had a daughter esther and she's the only child to be born in the white house. now other interesting things about grover cleveland is he was actually the sheriff of erie county, new york and he hung two murderers in his administration. he had a quick term in the white house. in 1882 he was a mayor. in 1883 he was the governor of new york and in 1884 he became the president. and of course he also has great ties to washington, d.c. because during his summers at the white house it was very,
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very hot and he actually selected a private little area in cleveland park, of course his name's sake, that he went to in the summers. after that he retired in new york and died in 1908. so allison, as you said, we have 23 other u.s. presidents right now at madame tussauds. we're at 10th and f. street in penn quarter. we're open at 10:00 every day of the year and we have another great special to tell you and your listeners about. ten pen 108s. we'll have a $5 ticket from 5:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. on october 20th. they may want to take a sneak peek at the serena's that came in and her birthday was yesterday and we celebrated that in great style. >> what a great opportunity. so the presidents won't be on display until february and then you can see mr. cleveland and all of his distinguished comrades that held that honor
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of the position of the united states president. lisa, thank you for coming in. mr. president. steve, back to you. allison, 8:51. children and concussions. the dangers have been in the news a lot recently. coming up after 9:00, tips to keep your kids safe without putting them in bubble wrap. that's coming up. it's now 8:52. building wind farms and
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[ music ] amateur singers strutted their stuff at this year's karaoke championships in moscow. they competed for record deals. the winners were chosen by the public vote but they could not select contestants from their
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native country. voting is now open for the high school football game of the week. your choice this is week, if you go to myfoxdc.com and click on the sports tab, are. again, go to myfoxdc.com to vote or you can text the game number or school name to 55171. we'll be out at the winning matchup friday night. big surprise at dean college's first home football game of the season and it had nothing to do with the score of the game. nicole jacobs has the story. >> reporter: football in the fall. it doesn't get any better than this at dean college. your bulldogs, your hot dogs. but wait, it does get better. major sergeant carla murphy, waiting under the bleachers, her son 5-11, 236 pounds warming up at the first home game of the season. he has no idea what is about to
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hit him. a surprise from his mom, home from afghanistan. >> singing the national anthem today is -- >> reporter: singing the national anathemas she's done many times before. but this time is different. >> and the home of the brave. >> reporter: they haven't seen each other since mother's day. mom has been away at war. her second tour of duty, sadly missing a couple of milestones, i missed his high school graduation. i missed him coming to college. >> reporter: but now a moment to savor. >> i'm happy you're home, momma. >> reporter: they can't get those milestones back but this one ranks among the others to note. >> i didn't think he would be this surprised. >> reporter: aaron is still silent from emotion. >> i missed her a lot. i text her every day, e-mail her every day, tried to call
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her every day. >> reporter: a self-proclaimed momma's boy, who didn't let distance get in the way. >> fussing him about doing the homework and i said did you do this and get this done and she was in constant contact with her teachers. >> reporter: he is realizing he is a proud son who has carried a lot on his shoulders the last four months. >> there are a lot of things that happen around the world with parents that go overseas. >> reporter: and the surprise of the season. in franklin, nicole jacobs, fox 5 news. 8:58 as we turn things over to tony and allison. >> here is a look at the stories we're working on for the 9:00 hour. will she stay or good? chancellor michelle rhee gets a endorsement from the obama campaign. and the president himself talks about why his girls don't go to d.c. public schools. more than 100,000 young
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people make emergency room visits because of sports- related brain injuries. most of them concussions. it's a hot topic with football kicking off and coming up this hour we'll talk with an expert about steps parents can take to help protect their kids. and what happened to the redskins last night? well they lost. dave ross is -- >> that's the sport version. >> dave ross joins us later do talk monday morning quarterback. we'll have that in just a couple of moments. it's just about a couple of seconds away from 9:00. and i'm looking for cuber and he's -- for tucker and he's not up here. where are you? >> down in the weather center because we have rain in the forecast. i come down here when it's raining but that's why i haven't been down here in months and months. we have a lot of clouds and mist in the forecast. right now a whole lot of measurable rainfall across the area but we have more in the forecast today. so it will be a dreary monday with high temperatures l

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